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The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture's 2014 Business Expo

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will present the 2014 Business Expo on April 24 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

The event will showcase dozens of great local businesses. Sample free food and drinks, win great prizes and mingle with local business owners. This year's theme is 80s Flashback -…

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12 ducks killed at California Welcome Center in Salinas

Twelve ducks were found dead at the California Welcome Center in Salinas and animal welfare officers are investigating.

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Appeals court upholds sanctions against Santa Cruz Co. DA's Office

A state appeals court has upheld a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge's decision to issue sanctions against the District Attorney's Office in a case involving the takeover of a vacant bank.

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Man fatally shot in Seaside

A 35-year old man was shot in Seaside Wednesday morning, according to Seaside police.

New website seeks citizen help in California condor research

A new project out of UC Santa Cruz seeks the public's help in their studies of the endangered California condor.

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FBI arrest one in early-morning raid at Pleasure Point home

Residents of the Pleasure Point area were awakened Wednesday morning by the sound of FBI agents deploying "flash bang" grenades.

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Beach advisory posted for Monterey Municipal Beach

Monterey Municipal Beach has been posted with an advisory due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken Tuesday.

Dear Jon Boronda Meadows traffic

Dear Jon: Student safety questioned on nearby streets in Salinas

Traffic around schools is strictly enforced, but in some cases the measures taken may not be enough. Monica from Salinas sent me an email and asked, “Dear Jon, why are there no school zone signs posted near Boronda Meadows Elementary on North Davis Road, nor a crossing guard? Parents want answers!”

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Lost sea lion in California found mile from water

Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

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California considers protecting rare gray wolf

A state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.

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Beach advisory posted for Monterey Municipal Beach

Monterey Municipal Beach has been posted with an advisory due to high indicator…

Dear Jon Boronda Meadows traffic

Dear Jon: Student safety questioned on nearby streets in Salinas

Traffic around schools is strictly enforced, but in some cases the measures taken…

Monterey city council names new city manager

The Monterey City Council has selected interim City Manager Mike McCarthy for the…

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New species of "killer" sea sponges discovered

 Apparently some species of sea sponges are carnivorous, according to the Monterey…

12 ducks killed at California Welcome Center in Salinas

Twelve ducks were found dead at the California Welcome Center in Salinas and animal…

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Monterey County bus driver gets probation, jail time for lewd acts with students

A school bus driver convicted of inappropriately touching two girls will serve a…

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New website seeks citizen help in California condor research

A new project out of UC Santa Cruz seeks the public's help in their studies of the…

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FBI arrest one in early-morning raid at Pleasure Point home

Residents of the Pleasure Point area were awakened Wednesday morning by the sound of…

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Report: Violent crime in Watsonville reaches lowest rate in 10 years

The rate of violent crimes in the city of Watsonville reached its lowest rate in a…

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Appeals court upholds sanctions against Santa Cruz Co. DA's Office

A state appeals court has upheld a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge's decision…

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Santa Cruz surf instructor to be arraigned on sex abuse charges Wednesday

A well-known Santa Cruz surf instructor accused of molesting underage girls and…

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Sheriff's deputies warning of recent burglaries in Summit area

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies are investigating several recent burglaries…

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On This Day

  • On this day: April 16

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    LSD's creator drops acid (accidentally) for the first time, Martin Luther King writes his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," The Rolling Stones release their debut album, and tragedy strikes Virginia Tech, all on this day.

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'Tentacles' opens at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's newest exhibit focuses on all things cuttlefish,…

Monterey County students raise $7,700 for Salinas-based shelter and soup kitchen

Students raise thousands of dollars for Salinas soup kitchen

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Carmel-based youth fitness program serves 15,000 students

A youth fitness program run by the Big Sur International Marathon has surpassed its…

9 million left to animals

Carmel woman leaves $9 million to animal shelters

A well-known Carmel resident who passed away two years ago has made a very generous…

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